Tips and Advice for SMEs


How SMEs can succeed during the busy holiday period

With Christmas around the corner, VistaPrint has unveiled new research, revealing 17% of SMB owners are nervous, apprehensive (17%), and overwhelmed (15%) for the festive season. While the holiday season is a huge revenue booster for SMBs, there’s no denying it can be equally challenging with an influx

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Overcoming the startup odds: 5 tips to beat the 70% failure rate

The startup world is both exhilarating and perilous, with the stark reality that up to 90% of new ventures fail. The journey from conception to success is fraught with challenges, including financial constraints, market misalignment, inadequate research, and more. This harsh landscape demands wisdom and insight

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CommBank SmallBiz Week – Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Australian Business Forum (ABF) is excited to announce the return of CommBank SmallBiz Week in 2024, Australia’s leading national small business event. Due to high demand, the event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 28-30 May, 2024, bringing together thousands of business

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3 Essential features every ecommerce business needs

One of the hardest parts of starting an ecommerce business is finding the right tools with all the right functionality for the right price. With the ecommerce software industry overflowing with solutions that promise to cater to your every need and help you grow, finding the

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5 Key tips for mumpreneurs: start your own business today

While COVID disrupted many parts of our life, it also accelerated others. Consumers flocked to online shopping sending ecommerce soaring. It also did something else – it created a new wave of mumpreneurs. According to Karina Nagel, Australia like many other parts of the world,

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Unleashing the value of intellectual property

Welcome to the third and final instalment in our series on intellectual property (IP). Our recent podcast, Intellectual Property 101, addressed fundamental questions about IP, its role, the types, benefits, and strategies for small and medium-sized businesses. This article recaps the essential insights from the

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How to get promoted, secure raises, and attract new job offers

In the competitive Australian job market, achieving promotions and securing raises can be a daunting task. However, with strategic planning, proactive engagement, and consistent effort, you can significantly increase your chances of career advancement. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the promotion landscape

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